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Nominations Window Extended for 2023 National Auto Body Council® Awards

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (August 1, 2023) –- The National Auto Body Council® announced it is extending the deadline for the nominations for its 2023 awards to August 15, 2023 – the NABC® Changing and Saving Lives Award and the NABC® President’s Award, which formally recognize individuals and companies for their leadership of and commitment to improving the collision repair industry.

The NABC® President’s Award is designed to honor the NABC® member company that supports the vision of the National Auto Body Council® through donation of their time and resources. Companies will be nominated by the NABC® Board of Directors, and members at all levels of NABC® membership are eligible. The winner will be named later this year, and will be recognized on the lifetime traveling trophy. In addition, the NABC® will make contributions to a philanthropic organization in the recipient’s honor.

The NABC® Changing and Saving Lives Award recognizes the individual in the collision repair industry who has delivered exemplary service in the NABC® mission of Changing and Saving Lives Every Day, far beyond their role in the industry. Individuals may be nominated by a member of the NABC® Board of Directors or by the public. This award will be presented this fall, and the recipient will receive an engraved trophy to signify their accomplishments. In addition, the NABC® will make a contribution to a charitable organization in the recipient’s name.

“As our organization has grown and evolved, so has our awards program to recognize the industry’s leaders,” said Debby Robinson, executive director of the National Auto Body Council®. “We were honored to present the 2022 NABC® President’s Award to Enterprise and the NABC® Changing and Saving Lives Award to Michael Quinn, and look forward to seeing the deserving nominees for this year’s awards.”

Deserving individuals may be nominated for the NABC® Changing and Saving Lives award by a member of the NABC® Board of Directors or by the public. The nominee should demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Enthusiasm for giving back to the community
  • Viewed as someone who enriches their community
  • Partnership or tie with local community
  • Willingness to volunteer
  • Commitment to helping others
  • Exemplifies the integrity and professionalism of collision industry professionals
  • Went above and beyond during a time of crisis or peril to provide support and assistance

Nominations opened on May 18, 2023 and will run through August 15, 2023. Entry forms are available here. Previous nominees can be re-nominated for their continued work in the community. For more information, contact the NABC® Awards Committee Chair Debbie Teter at


The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted more than 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit